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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s passenger rail company on Wednesday said blockades by demonstrators had forced it to temporarily lay off 1,000 employees, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to solve a two-week protest. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gestures as he speaks in parliament during Question Period in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament on Wednesday told the government to tax a wider range of plastic products than it had proposed, but held off on the administration’s plans to levy sweet drinks and polluting vehicles. FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations. Brazil’s indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Environmental activists staged protests at offices of commodities groups Cargill [CARG.UL], Vitol [VITOLV.UL] and Mercuria in Geneva on Monday, cantonal police said. About 50 activists were present for about 15 minutes at Cargill’s offices, but then left, while sit-ins continued at Vitol and Mercuria offices in downtown Geneva, a spokesman for Geneva
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FILE PHOTO: Climate protestors sit in a rubber dinghy while others play a song from the film “Titanic” in front of headquarters of Swiss bank Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Climate activists clad in Titanic-era costumes gathered in a rubber dinghy outside Credit Suisse’s headquarters on
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LONDON (Reuters) – Activist group Extinction Rebellion plans to send mosquito-like swarms of protesters to disrupt financial, accountancy and media firms in London this year to mobilize broader popular support for transformative action against climate change. The goal is to spark a worldwide conversation over how to shift to a low-carbon society in time to
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A traffic warning sign is seen on the A9 near Dunblane, Scotland, Britain February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne LONDON (Reuters) – Flights have been canceled and the army drafted in as Britain prepares for Storm Dennis with the authorities warning of heavy rain and flooding in parts of England. EasyJet has warned of “significant disruption”
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s deadly wildfires have opened up a small window of opportunity for the country to break a decade-long impasse on climate policy, as some politicians and big business push for major change. Independent politician Zali Steggall this week unveiled proposed legislation to target zero carbon emissions by 2050, aiming to take advantage
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